A mother has been reunited with her baby boy after a terrifying ordeal involving a hijacker, who made off with her car and baby inside in Cape Town.
The 7-month-old was left behind in the vehicle when the mother was hijacked in Bishop Street, Observatory, at 10.30am on Monday.
Western Cape police spokesperson Col Andrè Traut said the suspect fled with the victim’s VW Polo with the baby inside.
The vehicle was recovered in in Voortrekker Road, Maitland, but the baby wasn’t in the car.
Subsequent investigations at the scene where the car was found led the police to an address in Dellville Square in Maitland, where they found the child unharmed.
Traut said a possible suspect was identified, however, a formal arrest is yet to be made.
In an interview with eNCA the mother, Alicia Lambrecht said: “My car was stolen. We found the car but my baby wasn’t in my car.
“He is fine now, that’s all that matters.”